George Lee

O’Callaghan Cup at Markets Field 14th March 1920

By George Lee / March 14, 2020 /

Michael O’Callaghan an industrial Chemist by occupation and Managing Director of the O’Callaghan family businesses that provided much employment in the tanning of leather and manufacture of shoes in Limerick for many years was elected Mayor of Limerick on 30th January 1920. A dedicated Nationalist and a member of the “Sinn Fein Club” in Limerick since…

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Huge Leger crowd enjoys Ballymac Anton victory at Limerick Greyhound Stadium

By George Lee / November 24, 2019 /

A huge capacity crowd at Limerick Greyhound Stadium witnessed Ballymac Anton becoming the 2019 Irish St Leger champion on Saturday night. The win saw Anton earn €30,000 for connections, including owner/trainer Liam Dowling based in Ballymacelligott, Co. Kerry. This year’s event was sponsored by the ‘Friends of Limerick Greyhound Stadium’ group who have spearheaded a funding initiative…

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Aviva Dream comes true for Northside Soccer Players

By George Lee / November 15, 2019 /

Following a highly successful initiative taken across a number of agencies including The Gardai, Limerick City and County Council , The FAI, Limerick Sports Partnership and supported by LEDP and Markets Field with help from Analog Devices Sports and Social Club a friendly match was played at the end of July in Markets Field between…

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Sunday’s Munster Final brings back memories of exactly 100 years ago

By George Lee / June 26, 2019 /

As Limerick face into battle in the Munster final next Sunday in the Gaelic Grounds, thoughts will inevitably turn to Munster finals of past years. Whether you remember Michael O Hehir’s great commentaries that painted word pictures of the legends of Thurles, Pairc Ui Caoimh or the Gaelic Grounds or the animated Irish language inflected…

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Dave Mahedy To Retire From UL Sports

By George Lee / June 4, 2019 /

There can be few names more synonymous with Limerick Sport than Dave Mahedy and the affable Dublin native who has just announced his retirement, by his own admission “came to Limerick in 1974 and never went back” has through his life’s work established UL Sport as an internationally recognised brand of quality. It was to…

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LDSL Awards a Celebration of Volunteerism, Talent & Hard Work

By George Lee / January 30, 2019 /

The Leaving Cert English Exam often throws up an essay entitled “youth is wasted on the young” and it leads the student to discuss the subject. Any student visiting the Absolute Hotel last Friday night would have had many arguments to refute the proposition. The Limerick District Soccer League (LDSL) held their School boy and…

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Transfield Cup Patrons Were Marketing Pioneers Of their Time

By George Lee / January 24, 2019 /

“Sell the sizzle and not the Steak” is one of the first things that you will learn in marketing and this was the basis for the first playing of the Transfield Cup in 1895. In that era of austere poverty, little entertainment and hand to mouth existences sport and religion played a massive part people’s…

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Young Munster ease to Sporting Limerick Charity Cup Final victory over Garryowen

By George Lee / December 29, 2018 /

Young Munster simply had too much firepower for Garryowen running out 40-6 winners in last nights Charity Cup Final in The Markets Field. Young Munster took a 14-7 lead into the break before adding four second half tries whilst keeping their opponents scoreless after the restart. Young Munster got off to the perfect start with…

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Opinion – Goodwill after hurling win needs to be capitalised on

By George Lee / August 31, 2018 /

When the ball emerged from the goalmouth after Joe Canning’s free and the final whistle went, the pain of 45 years welled up in the eyes of Limerick People not just in Croke Park but right across the world. The wave of goodwill towards our great county reverberated right across the country and the world…

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Limerick look to emulate 1918 side as Kiely’s side bid for All Ireland Glory

By George Lee / August 17, 2018 /

“History doesn’t repeat itself but it does rhyme”, so said Mark Twain and as the Limerick players take to the hallowed turf sometime after 3.15pm on Sunday next we hope that the gods of the Limerick verse will remember their rhyming couplets. For the hand of history does rest lightly on John Kiely’s charges and…

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